Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 2

Jason Schandl
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Following Week 1 of the NFL season you're not often going to find a lot of disagreement about who the top waiver wire targets are.

If you've got a low waiver priority heading into Week 2, or are playing in a deeper league, you might be looking for some more unconventional adds.

That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 2 come into play.

4. Cody Latimer, WR, New York Giants

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Already incredibly thin at wide receiver with Golden Tate serving a four-game suspension, the New York Giants are at risk of losing Sterling Shepard (concussion) for Week 2 as well. TE Evan Engram is the team's top pass-catcher right now, but Cody Latimer finished second on the Giants (ahead of Shepard) with eight targets in Week 2, and there should be no shortage of volume available for him with the G-Men set to spend plenty of time playing from behind this year.

3. Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers backfield has gone from overcrowded to barren in no time. Jerick McKinnon is on the IR to start the year and now Tevin Coleman will miss at least a few weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Matt Breida will assume lead back duties, but Raheem Mostert should get plenty of work as well. Despite having no touches until halfway through the second quarter, Mostert finished Week 1 with nine carries and a target. Even with Breida starting last year, head coach Kyle Shanahan gave Alfred Morris 10.3 carries and 1.3 targets per game, so Mostert should be plenty involved in what could be a much-improved offense with Jimmy Garoppolo back at the helm in 2019.

2. Ted Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints

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After seeing no fewer than six targets in any of his six healthy games in 2018, Ted Ginn Jr. was a sneaky play in Week 1. He lived up to the billing, catching all seven of his targets for 101 yards against the Houston Texans. Still firmly in place as the No. 2 wideout in an explosive New Orleans Saints offense, Ginn is now averaging 6.7 targets and 58.9 yards per game across seven healthy contests since the start of the 2018 season.

1. Trey Quinn, WR, Washington Redskins

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Terry McLaurin is getting the hype in Washington after his big game in Week 1, leaving Trey Quinn overlooked. Quinn's 97 percent snap rate ranked sixth among all wideouts in Week 1, and he out-snapped McLaurin 65 to 62, seeing only one fewer target than McLaurin. The Washington Redskins' passing game isn't likely to support a ton of fantasy-relevant options, but after one week of the season it's far from a lock that McLaurin sits ahead of Quinn in the pecking order. Quinn could be a nice consolation prize if you do miss out on McLaurin this week.

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